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    Actor Chidi Mokeme speaks on battle with facial paralysis

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    Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme for the first time opened up on why he took a break from the movie industry and spotlight.

    The actor who has been trending online since last week, following his outstanding performance in the latest Nollywood film on Netflix ‘Shanty Town’. Disclosed that he was battling Bell’s Palsy, during an interview with Channels Television.

    What is Bell’s Palsy?

    Bell’s palsy is a mysterious episode of facial muscular paralysis or weakening. Over the next 48 hours, it gets worse. Usually, one side of the head or face will experience pain or discomfort.

    Speaking during the interview, actor Chidi Mokeme said: “Yes, I have been off the scene for a while after we did the promotional tour for 76 and we went to the Toronto film festival. After that when we were preparing to go to the UK on a trip to British International Film Festival. I came down with something called Bell’s Palsy.

    “It was my first time hearing it and It comes like a stroke and affects one side of your face and gives you a droop. And this was something the doctor said was incurable. They have no cure because they didn’t know what caused it and how to treat it.

    “As an actor, if you come out with something that affects your face you can imagine and what I was going through at the time. I thought it was something I could move around with, I thought I was going to come for the biggest premiere of 76 but the attention would be focused on me instead of the film. So I decided to take time off and sort out that problem that needed my face to be in top shape. So in the main time, I just focus on doing my other business.”

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    Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu known professionally as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, Journalist and Content Editor. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited and also the CEO of Wakadaily. If Treasure is not blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

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